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Senior Accountant

Job ID: BH482332

Category: Senior Accountant

Specialty: Accounting & Finance

Senior Accountant

Direct Hire

Job Location: Wayland

Hours: 8-4

Company Information, Industry, Size: Academia 

Team Size: 4


Interview Process: Virtual

Must Haves:

  • 3+ years of experience


  • Non profit or academia

Position Summary:

We are seeking a full-time Senior Accountant for our Finance team located on the Wayland campus. This position reports to the CFO and will perform day-to-day accounting functions and lead the work associated with financial reporting, audits and tax filings. Success in this position requires attention to detail, organizational skills, willingness to take initiative and the ability to effectively communicate and work with all members of the school community. The ideal candidate is an accounting professional with a track record of successful project management and effective human interactions.




? Supervise accounting functions and ensure that financial information is both accurate and timely

? Review and/or prepare semi-monthly payroll prior to submission by CFO

? Produce monthly financial reports, including analyses of significant variances

? Prepare account reconciliations and related journal entries

? Assist with preparation of annual budget in cooperation with school administrators and department heads; coordinate reforecasting process on a periodic basis.

? Coordinate annual audits (financial and 403b), including preparation of schedules, review of draft financial statements and tax returns and serving as key contact with auditors.

? Work with retirement plan recordkeepers, third party administrator and investment advisor to ensure compliance with applicable testing, reporting and filing requirements

? Drive efforts to improve/streamline Finance Office procedures. Investigate potential new software and lead implementation

? Communicate accounting policies to employees, monitor compliance and address issues

? Participate in employee and school wide activities including professional learning communities and community events.




? You have a bachelor’s degree in accounting, 3+ years accounting experience and solid understanding of generally accepted accounting principles

? You bring familiarity and proficiency with finance systems such as Excel, Google sheets and accounting software (currently using Quickbooks Enterprise for Nonprofits)

? You are independent, deadline-driven and solutions-oriented and thrive in a collaborative environment

? You are a team player and your positive customer service attitude makes you excel at communicating with diverse internal and external stakeholders

? You have exceptional analytical and strategic thinking skills that set you up for success in identifying areas of process and system improvement and your strong project management skills allow you to drive good ideas forward

? Prior supervisory experience is a plus

? You are motivated by working in an environment where we focus daily on our mission and are eager to examine topics related to race, class, and privilege in our effort towards becoming an anti-racist organization

? Fully vaccinated against Covid-19

The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Type: Direct

Location: Lincoln, Massachusetts